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CSPAN
Aug 11, 2013 10:00am EDT
terrorism, which is at our throat right now and murders our old. they wish they could murder as many of us as they could. the other threat is an emerging china that is an incredibly totalitarian powers still. we were promised that they would moderate the rate they still have this horrible dictatorship. they would still make some a threat. we have these threats to deal with. we have this administration. we have many republicans as well pushing russia away, still thinking about russia as it was during the cold war. for the caused of peace or for as. >> is a possible you are being a little naive? >> russia is hosting edward snowden. most damaging history -- leaker in american history. this is what he did by alerting the american people to over surveillance on the part of our own government, of our population to call him a , he was being loyal to the rest of us by letting the american people know their government was getting out of hand. when our government suggest that it has to keep a record of every phone call every citizen makes in order to protect does, it has gone too far. gave himthat r
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 10:00am EDT
us on "newsmakers" is senator patrick leahy. thanks for being with us. >> it is good to the here. >> joining us is mattingly and john bradley. >> thank you for being here. your committee has been at the center of two of the biggest debates this year. as we are heading into the august recess, i would like to know what your personal top priorities are. >> we have several. i've been having a lot of quiet meetings with members of the house, both republicans and democrats. to see if we could have something on the president desk. the way the nsa is scooping up information about americans, i do not think there is enough transparency. i think we can have more with endangering our safety. of they have a better idea how this court works. -- ao wanted to do another number of other new things. if somebody is going to be charged with a crime, whether it is dna evidence or something, does it meet certain standards so we do not have some of the terrible mistakes we have seen in the past? change the trying to way we sentence people. against mandatory minimums. this is a great idea when they are
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 6:00pm EDT
member sheila oliver@7:30 p.m. eastern also on c-span. " isoining us on "newsmakers senator patrick leahy. .hanks for joining us joining us for the questioning, phil mattingly, of bloomberg news. and legal affairs for cq roll call. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for being here. >> your committee has been at the center of two of the biggest debates, guns and immigration. as we head into this recess, i'd like to know what your personal top priorities are for the remainder of the year. -having a lot of quiet -- i've been having a lot of quiet meetings with members of the house. to get something on the president's. hearing this week, is getting nsa information on americans, i don't think there is enough transparency. i intend to work for some limitations and have the american people have a better idea how the secret court, the fisa court works. i want to do a number of other things. senator corner of texas and i are working on a way to get forensic labs. if somebody is going to be charged with a crime, and there is dna evidence, there is at least certain standards so we do not h
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 10:00am EDT
journal." thank you for joining us on this sunday. hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend. "newsmakers" is next. have a great weekend. ♪ >> today on c-span, the ceo of" with heritage for american action, michael needham. john mccainlls with a nancy pelosi. ourelcome to "newsmakers" guest is michael needham. the ceo of heritage action for america. it was founded three years ago. thanks for being our guest. let me introduce our reporters. bob cusack is the managing editor of the hill. .> let's go right to obama care this is the issue that is facing the gop. why do you think republicans can do this? before republicans have funded obama care. the election did not fix much. --may have the democratic the only have democratic control. >> for the last three or four years republicans were all elected on the promise to get rid of obamacare and have relied on someone else coming in and saving the day. the supreme court will come in and rule it unconstitutional. the american people are going to get rid of president obama. the public and lawmakers who have all pledged that they will
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 6:00pm EDT
activists you talk about should use their votes against republicans that do not hold the line? >> vote in primaries and general elections they should hold people accountable to representing their views and doing in washington what they say they're doing in washington. any voter can choose what standard he votes. someone that represents the values you have and follows through a something that is critical to most. >> as far as republican leaders they have not committed to what they're going to do,, how they are going to stand. they have supported appropriations bills. mitch mcconnell pointed out that the crs has said even if you defund this there is still enough discretionary spending that it would continue. how do you ring republican leaders are going to handle this? what is your response? >> if you have a shut down, obama does not stop. i agree completely. part of the reason that social security continues to go on is that it is entitlement spending and there is a lot of entitlement spending and obamacare. that that is separate from the funding. we are willing to see a cr being passed but
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2013 6:00pm EDT
republicans to join us. they seem to be mired in extremism. to the best evidence as last week's the rnc meeting where they returned to the scene of the crime. we are expanding our map. they had their meeting at the hotel where mitt romney's so- called victory party was. they passed a resolution that doubles down on their opposition to a path to citizenship and said "we will not support immigration reform." and they highlighted how their party is getting more exclusive, more inwardly focused and more extreme. they said they wanted to deny cnn and nbc an opportunity to host their primary debates. and instead offered the opportunity to folks like sean hannity and rush limbaugh. are opportunities to better expand it. republicans seem mired in internal civil war. >> next year is not your friend both in the house level thanks to redistricting. a lot of these republican districts have become fortresses. on a senate level there have been a lot of retirements. as you look at that going forward, how do you look at your odds and what you're going to have to do to overcome that? >> i know folks are
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